House Republicans say he’s facing federal prosecution


A top Republican member of the House Expenditure Commission’s Agricultural Commission says he is facing federal prosecution, Axios learned.

News promotion: so New fundraising page In response to his soon-to-be-deleted statutory cost fund, Congressman Jeff Faux Tenberry (Republican) wrote:[President] Biden’s FBI is using its unlimited power to prosecute me on false charges. “

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  • A Fortenberry spokesman did not immediately respond to the request for comment. The FBI declined to comment.

  • Fortenbury set up a statutory expense trust on August 27, according to records recorded in the House Secretary.

  • “Unlike the swamp creature Nancy Pelosi, I’m a principle conservative who has never abused parliamentary seats to become wealthy,” said Fortenbury’s funding page. “And now I’m facing a deep state bottomless pocket.”

Line spacing: According to Federal Election Commission records, Fortenbury’s Campaign Commission held a new law firm during the summer.

  • In June, it reported paying $ 25,000 to California company Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP. Specializes in white-collar crime defense..

  • Of the campaign Maximum payment for legal services, to date.

  • His statutory expense fund is currently raising up to $ 5,000 a year for each donor. House rules allow funds to accept donations from individuals, businesses and political action committees, but not registered lobbyists.

Records show him Also enlisted A digital consultant who helped launch a statutory cost fund for former Trump administration officials Kash Patel..

60-year-old Fortenberry is a former economist Lincoln City Council member representing District 1 of Nebraska since 2005.

  • He is currently a ranking member of the Expenditure Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, the Food and Drug Administration, and related agencies.

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to indicate that Fortenberry’s funding page has been removed immediately.

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